Immigration Law and ESL

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Farm Workers’ Rights Presentation (March 15 2011)

June 1, 2011 by Julienne Hoffman on Julienne Hoffman's Blog · Uncategorized

Claire and I presented on Farm Workers’ Rights.  This was particularly interesting because of the IWP panel “Who Picks your Local Foods?: The role of Labor in the Food Movement.” Here is our outline for our presentation: 85% of fruits and vegetables are hand picked (really hard work!) Almost 90% of farm workers… read more

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ESL class on May 7

June 1, 2011 by Julienne Hoffman on Julienne Hoffman's Blog · Uncategorized

I was unable to teach ESL this Saturday because I had a paper due on Monday and my sisters were visiting me.  However, I planned the lesson with Claire so she could teach it alone.  We decided we wanted to return to the past tense because we had discussed it… read more

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Final Reflection

June 1, 2011 by Anna Cibils on Anna Cibils's Blog · Uncategorized

I learned a lot from teaching ESL with IWP. I did not have any experience teaching adults or ESL, so the thought of it was a little intimidating at first. Since I am originally from Argentina and speak Spanish fluently I felt that would definitely help me to connect with… read more

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ESL summary

June 1, 2011 by Anna Cibils on Anna Cibils's Blog · Uncategorized

Days taught: 2/20: Meredith taught, and I mostly observed. The lesson plan was “Love and Relationships”. The two women who were regular students had expressed to Meredith that they had been in abusive relationships in the past. In this class they were taught basic vocabulary to describe relationships, such as “single”… read more

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Final Reflection

May 22, 2011 by Sarah Bolinger on Sarah Bolinger's Blog · Uncategorized

This class has been a really great experience, because of the combination of teaching and discussion, because of the great people in the class, and because the topic is one that is fascinating to me and also very, very pertinent to the state of the US… read more

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5/8/11:

May 22, 2011 by Sarah Bolinger on Sarah Bolinger's Blog · Uncategorized

This week, once again, I couldn’t make it out to Vermillion for the soccer game because of the time at which we had to leave Oberlin. There was no ESL class again, though. I wish I had gotten to teach more. I definitely hope to continue … read more

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Reflection

May 22, 2011 by Claire Molholm on Claire Molholm's Blog · Uncategorized

I apologize for the late blog posts. I only recently learned how to use the blog although I had been keeping journal entries over the course of the semester. I loved taking this private reading. I learned so much about immigration and how to teach ESL and convey information. This… read more

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4-7

May 22, 2011 by Claire Molholm on Claire Molholm's Blog · Uncategorized

This was my final ESL lesson and I think my most successful. Juju was unavailable to come but we planned the lesson together. We wanted to focus on the past tense which we had done in the past but it was too overwhelming. When I first got there though there… read more

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Final Reflections on Class

May 20, 2011 by Rebecca Jones on Rebecca Jones's Blog · Uncategorized

I really learned SO much in class. I loved that we focused on really practical knowledge about the immigration system. When we talked about legislation one immigration, our focus was on the ways in which its implementation would/does affect real people in their daily lives and what strategies can be… read more

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Final Reflections on ESL

May 20, 2011 by Rebecca Jones on Rebecca Jones's Blog · Uncategorized

Mimi and I were both a little disappointed that we didn’t get to spend much time teaching English. But I really thought that the opportunity to get out of the Oberlin bubble once a week and talk to people whose days involve something other than sitting in a classroom was… read more

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